Many of us enjoy cooking and baking for our family and friends. But during the holidays, time is precious. It can be difficult to make things from scratch. Fortunately, there are some easy shortcuts that can still give you the gourmet taste you want.
Baking takes time and precision, so boxed mixes can save the day. Unfortunately, they sometimes give themselves away by the taste. Adding one cup of sour cream can make all the difference. You’ll get a denser cake that’s easier to cut. It will also be extra moist. Adding one teaspoon of vanilla will also take away the “boxed” flavor.
Sour cream is good for adding richness to a savory dish. Mashed potatoes get an upgrade when you add a couple large dollops to the bowl. Before serving tomato soup, drop a spoonful of sour cream on top. Then sprinkle it with chopped basil or a fresh basil. Your humble soup will be transformed into a rich, restaurant-style appetizer.
Even the simplest meal tastes better with good quality butter. European butter is especially good for updating a tried and true meal. Melt a pat of butter on top of a steak for a quick entrée that feels luxurious. Whipping softened butter with an electric mixer also adds a unique touch. Try incorporating some minced spices that complement the dish. Cinnamon butter turns simple pancakes into the star of brunch. Rosemary butter brings canned rolls to life. Experiment with your favorites!
Miller Meadows wants our residents to stay healthy and happy! If you already call us home, let us know how we can improve our community! If you’re not a resident yet, what are you waiting for? Call our onsite manager, Carla, for more information and availability, at 801-798-1728.